Carphone Warehouse

Founded in 1989 (hence its outdated name) Carphone Warehouse is a British online and retail store specialising in smartphones, tablets and mobile telephones. Now in its 25th year, the company has produced a number of successful offshoots, such as an IT support service (Geek Squad) and even founded, and then sold off, the TalkTalk phone network.

As well as a popular website, Carphone Warehouse has 772 stores in the UK and many more spread across Europe. The company offers all of the best phone brands available across a number of different networks, offering monthly contracts, SIM-only packages and pay as you go deals (as well as 4G network availability). Since 2014 Carphone Warehouse has been part of the Dixons Carphone group, and as such is linked to the PC World Site and Currys Digital, which all compliment each other in offering a huge range of electrical products.

Apart from the latest handsets from Apple, Sony, Samsung and Android, Carphone Warehouse also sells popular tablets, fitness wearables, headphones and smart watches. From a family plan to a child’s first ever mobile phone, the store helps customers get the deal which is best for them, and also caters to business users who need multiple phones, contracts and so on for professional purposes.

The company is famous for the excellent incentives and discounts they offer their customers, often tempting them with reductions on cases and other accessories as well as free delivery. Carphone Warehouse will sometimes even throw in TVs, games consoles and tablets to sweeten the deal, not to mention many other great extras.

The website is very user-friendly and, with helpful features like comparison lists and sliders, was obviously designed to help customers get the best deal they can. With such a vast variety of different handsets and contracts out there, it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed, but Carphone Warehouse will be there every step of the way to help you get exactly the deal you need.



In 1994, Jeffrey Bezos founded the e-commerce company named Amazon. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, where it has been since its onset. The following year, the website was launched in the United States.

The site’s British launch happened a few years later, but it wasn’t until 1998 that the site gained popularity across the pond. At that time, Amazon had acquired Bookpages, a UK based online bookseller. Bezos hoped this would, “become a fundamental component of Amazon’s expansion into the United Kingdom and European markets,” as he stated in thePR Newswire.

Today, Amazon is a household name worldwide in countries like China, Japan, France, and Germany. The company is praised not just for the wide variety of objects in sells, but the newer services they also offer.Amazon Music is the company’s foray into a music streaming service. Prime members can use the service for free and the songs are also available for purchase as MP3 tracks.

Amazon Marketplace is another of such services. It allows individuals and companies to become Amazon vendors and sell their products through the Amazon website. By selling either handmade products or secondhand ones, vendors make money through the Amazon brand.

The other Amazon service is called Amazon Warehouse Deals, offering open-box, customer returned and warehouse damaged merchandise, at greatly discounted prices.

The Kindle is perhaps one of Amazon’s most successful ventures. Readers can bring their entire libraries with them anywhere they go in a convenient and lightweight package. Thousands of books are available as digital downloads that can be read from any Kindle or device with the Kindle app. The latest edition of the Kindle device is a tablet that allows users to read whenever and wherever, stream video, play games, and access hundreds of other apps.

Nowadays, Amazon is the go-to retailer for anything you may need. With its speedy delivery (within an hour in some locations) and cheap prices, Amazon in conquering the internet and the world, and we couldn’t be happier.